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SEC Biography:
Commissioner Cynthia A. Glassman, Ph.D.

May 12, 2017

Commissioner  Cynthia A. Glassman, Ph.D.

Cynthia A. Glassman was appointed by President Bush to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and sworn in on January 28, 2002. She served as Acting Chairman during the summer of 2005.

Prior to being appointed Commissioner, Dr. Glassman spent over 30 years in the public and private sectors focusing on financial services regulatory and public policy issues. She spent the first 12 years of her career at the Federal Reserve, first at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and subsequently at the Board of Governors, where her positions included Chief of the Financial Reports Section and Special Assistant to Governor Henry C. Wallich. While at the Board of Governors, Dr. Glassman spent one year on assignment to the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Senior Economist in the Office of Capital Markets Legislation during the Carter Administration. Subsequently, she spent two years at Economists Incorporated, eight years at Furash & Company, where she was the Managing Director for the financial services regulatory and public policy practices, and five years at Ernst & Young, in the Risk Management and Regulatory Practice and the Quantitative Economics and Statistics group.

Dr. Glassman taught economics at the University of Cambridge, England, where she remains a Senior Member of Lucy Cavendish College. She has served on the Boards of the Federal Reserve Board Credit Union, the National Economists Club, Women in Housing and Finance, and the Commission on Savings and Investment in America, and was on the Executive Advisory Committee for the Bank Administration Institute's Certified Risk Professional Certification Program.

Dr. Glassman received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College.

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